India's new COVID-19 cases hit seven-month high of 141,986

Commuters wait to board trains during evening rush hour at a railway station in Mumbai

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported 141,986 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the most since the end of May, as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus overtakes the Delta version in the cities.

The health ministry also reported 285 new deaths, taking the total to 483,463. Total infections stand at 35.37 million.

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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